Macaulay Culkin And Brenda Song Honor His Late Sister With Their Baby's Name

There are always a lot of things to consider when you're naming a baby. What will sound good with your last name, what's popular, what's unique... the list goes on! One important thing to consider is whether or not you want to honor a family member or loved one with the name,

Actors Macaulay Culkin and Brenda Song have decided to honor a loved one with their new baby's name, and it's incredibly touching.

There's something so exciting about watching celebrities we love become parents.

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It's wonderful to watch celebrities living their lives in general, but watching former child stars all grown up and creating families really feels special — it's like seeing your childhood best friend announce a pregnancy on Facebook!

We pretty much all grew up with Macaulay Culkin and Brenda Song.

Whether it was watching Macaulay fend off home invaders in Home Alone or watching Brenda as London Tipton in The Suite Life Of Zack And Cody, these two have been some our favorite actors for ages!

The two began dating in 2017, and have kept a pretty low profile since then.

In the few times they've talked about each other, though, they've seemed incredibly happy!

"You can't be around him and not be happy," Brenda said last year in an interview with Esquire.

Macaulay added that when they started dating, "I was waiting for the other shoe to drop."

However, it wasn't too long before Macaulay realized, "No—sometimes it’s just good."

The couple had also talked about having kids at that point, with Macaulay joking, "We practice a lot."

It looks like all that practicing paid off!

They've always been lowkey about their relationship, so it makes sense that when they had their first child together, they were just as quiet about it — only letting the world know a week after their son was born!

Esquire confirmed that their son's name is Dakota Song Culkin.

“We’re overjoyed," read their simple statement at the time.

Fans of Macaulay may notice that the name holds a special significance for the Culkin family — Macaulay's older sister who tragically passed away in a car accident in 2008 was named Dakota.

What a touching gesture!

Naming a child after a lost loved one is such a special way to honor their memory!

Fans also took to social media to share how happy they were for the couple.

"I'm just really happy for Macaulay Culkin! He was one of the most recognisable faces of my childhood and my heart always broke whenever I saw him during his bad phase. I'm so happy he is leading a good life now," one fan wrote.

We couldn't agree more!

We wish Brenda, Macaulay, and little Dakota nothing but peace and happiness during this magical time for their newly-expanded family!